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Carol G.

Portland, OR

$35/hour

Native Chinese speaker

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/13/15
5.0 average from 79 ratings
Fun first experience with Mandarin
— Chris, Portland, OR on 7/4/17

$35/Hour


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Portland State University
Chinese
Portland State University School of Education
Master's

Education

Portland State University (Chinese)

Portland State University School of Education (Master's)

About Carol

I am a native Chinese language (Mandarin) speaker fluent in speaking, reading, and writing in both traditional and simplified characters. I have been a Chinese language tutor at Portland State University and Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon for the last few years for level 100 to 400 students. From the tutoring experience, I have accumulated plentiful of experience in helping the students to achieve their goals in learning Chinese language. In addition, I have traveled to most major cities in Taiwan and China, from Inner Mongolia at the north to Hong Kong at the south, and from Shanghai at east all the way to Tibet at west. From these trips I gained in-depth knowledge of aspects in culture and language of these regions.


I have a Master’s Degree in Education that specialized in Postsecondary Adult Continuing Learning program from Portland State University (PSU). Not only am I a native speaker, I also have received a superior rating certificate from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) in Chinese language (Mandarin) proficiency. On top of that, I also have studied at the School of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, a graduate school at Peking University in Beijing, China.


From my Chinese background and US education, I am confident that I can offer you my knowledge, my strong teaching skills and strategies that can help you to achieve satisfactory outcomes in learning Chinese language and culture.
I am a native Chinese language (Mandarin) speaker fluent in speaking, reading, and writing in both traditional and simplified characters. I have been a Chinese language tutor at Portland State University and Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon for the last few years for level 100 to 400 students. From the tutoring experience, I have Read more

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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97201
Background Check: Passed

"Fun first experience with Mandarin"

- Chris, Portland, OR on 7/4/17

"fabulous tutor"

- Dina, Portland, OR on 4/26/17

"Excellent Introduction!"

- Michael, Lake Oswego, OR on 1/21/17
Carol replied on 1/26/2017

Thank you very much for your feedback and the compliment. Being a Second Language speaker and have banked with knowledge in education (I have MA in Education), I truly believe to help learner to learn a new language the curriculum has to be fun and useful so the learner would be interested in the language and retain the phrases once learned.

Again, I sincerely thank you for your feedback.

"Fun Teacher!"

- Zohreh, Minneapolis, MN on 8/12/16

"She is so positive and approachable"

- Steven, Lake Oswego, OR on 5/8/16

"Fantastically insightful!"

- Kate, Portland, OR on 11/17/15

"She makes learning Mandarin fun!"

- Karen, Portland, OR on 11/8/15
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Chinese

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Chinese

I am a native Chinese (Mandarin) speaker fluent in speaking, reading, and writing both traditional and simplified Chinese characters.

I have a Master’s degree in Education from Portland State University and received a certificate in Teaching Adult Learners. I also have studied in Peking University School of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language and learned how to teach non-Chinese language speaker to speak Chinese language (Mandarin). To validate my Chinese proficiency, I took an exam and received a certificate from American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) in Chinese language (Mandarin) with “superior” rating.

Currently, I am a Chinese language tutor at Portland State University and Portland Community College. I am tutoring the Chinese language at these colleges to students from level 100 to level 400. Through this tutoring experience, I learned how to help my students to overcome the challenges and assist them to achieve their goals in learning the Chinese language.

Outside of my academic studies, I have gained intensive cultural knowledge from traveled to or resided in the cities in China and Taiwan, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Suzhou, Chongqing, Guilin, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Inner Mongolia, Harbin, Tibet, and more. This experience enabled me in relating various cultural topics to the students in the United States.

From my education and lifelong experience, I am confident that I can offer my strong teaching skills and strategies to help students in achieving their goals in Chinese language and cultures.

Portland State University
Chinese
Portland State University School of Education
Master's

Education

Portland State University (Chinese)

Portland State University School of Education (Master's)

Fun first experience with Mandarin

Carol had my children feeling right at ease and very soon they were chiming in and trying their hand at counting in Chinese. She is professional and filled with enthusiasm and positivity. I highly recommend her.

— Chris, Portland, OR on 7/4/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Carol will travel within 10 miles of Portland, OR 97201.